West End

Pristine and quiet, this is not a heavily populated spot, mostly frequented by guests at the adjacent villas. There is shallow water for wading and some trees to provide shade.

Located in the western part of West End, this beach is on the South West coast of Cayman Brac. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may really like a visit to West End. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
There is a route here for public access, so you'll feel totally welcome on this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

On Cayman Brac's northwestern edge, West End is a brilliant white sand beach, flanked by warm, clear Caribbean waters. The beach has some rock formations that make for an interesting visual landscape and has some development and villas lining the beach.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Cayman Brac. It is near Cayman Brac Community Park, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Cayman Brac Museum, a lovely museum found easily by taxi, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Cayman Islands. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near West End
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cayman Brac Community Park Park 0.9 E Cayman Brac
Salt Water Pond Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.6 E Cayman Brac
Rebecca's Cave Historical Site 1.8 E Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Museum Museum 3.8 ENE Cayman Brac
Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House Historical Site 5.6 ENE Cayman Brac


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay that are within a short car ride, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near West End
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cayman Brac Beach Resort 0.3 mi. S Resort
Carib Sands Beach Resort 1.0 mi. E Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is The Palm Restaurant. The restaurant serves both American and Continental dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near West End
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Palm Restaurant (345) 948-1323 American, Continental Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Tipsy Turtle Pub (345) 948-1323 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Brac Snack Shack (345) 948-1385 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Popo Jeb's Pizza (345) 917-0940 Chinese, Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Golden Jerk -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Sherry's (345) 948-1385 -- -- -- --
Captain's Table Restaurant (345) 948-1418 Caribbean, Continental, European Informal 1.4 mi. E
La Esperanza (345) 948-0591 Caribbean, Cayman, International Very Casual 3.8 mi. ENE
Kirkconnell’s Market Deli (345) 948-2252 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.9 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

West End isn't the only beach worth checking out on Cayman Brac.

You might also want to visit Buccaneer Beach, which is located a half mile to the northeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Cayman Islands, so visiting West End is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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